Would you believe that right now in the retail world no one is thinking about jolly old st. nick or red and green Christmas decor? Nope. Its set up, set out, and those that are going to shop either have or will be and that's that. So, in the spirit of true commercialism, the next big thing is Valentines Day. You'd be amazed at how much candy is being moved around the country right now. Chocolates, Nuts, with cute little whatevers written across the face of them demonstrative of a male (or in this enlightened age) a females affection for another human being.
It's disgusting And its plugging up my work environment. I have a feeling it will be until the day after Christmas or so when it starts going out in earnest rather than just at the trickle it is now. I always thought love was better served by being a good partner rather than waking up one cold ass morning in feb to search out fresh flowers and chocolates just so your mate has something to squeal about in her office with her counterparts or when you come home from your work with said gifts in your arms after she's been slaving at home and you've been slaving at the office yourself.
However, no matter how disgusting it makes me, I like my job. So please... in the light that the economy is really bad, don't forget to buy LOTS of chocolate and flowers to cheer up your mate, spoil your loved one shamelessly, and keep the economic cog greased.